Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Back in April I surprised Den with a trip to Chicago. Neither of us had ever been and I got an airfare watchdog alert for a deal on flights that was too good to be true. So a week and a half later, we were on our way to the Windy City.

 Our first day in the city we took an architectural boat tour and wandered around for a bit. We had an italian beef sandwich at Portillo's (so good). And ended the day up on the 95th floor of the Hancock building to have a cocktail at the Signature Room (beautiful views, but very overpriced).

Our second day we covered some serious ground. We had some deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati's and then walked over to Millennium Park to take the obligatory bean photos. Then we headed to... 

...Shedd Aquarium! We had super late dinner reservations and still had a whole afternoon to kill, so we walked a couple miles to the aquarium stopping to take photos along the way. We got there an hour before it closed, but we were able to quickly see some fun things including beluga whales and a fat walrus that Dennis said reminded him of moose.

We ended our second day by relaxing in our room for a bit before heading to RPM for dinner. Relaxing should always involve wine, nutella, and foot rubs from a cute guy. My feet hurt so badly that he took the latter upon himself. If that's not a sign of a true keeper, I don't know what is.

Our last day in Chicago we spent the afternoon in Wrigleyville and went to a Cubs game that night. Den made friends with the old man next to us, I had a chicago style hotdog, and the Cubs won- not a bad way to end the trip.

Thanks E and Wylie for the recs!

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